The water service through any connection may be turned off and the contract therefor terminated by the Division of Water Distribution for the following reasons, after an effort has been made by the Customer Accounting Office to notify the customer that the water service to the subject premises is being discontinued:
   (a)   For willful waste of water;
   (b)   For failure to promptly repair a leaking private service line after notice from the Customer Accounting Office to do so;
   (c)   For the use of water on any premises other than that recorded in the application, except as may herein otherwise be provided for;
   (d)   For cross-connection or interconnection with any other supply of water when not approved by the Division of Water Distribution:  this includes installation of pipe and fixtures such that a possibility of back-siphonage or backflow, in the opinion of the City Engineer or his designated representative, exists;
   (e)   For tampering with any service pipe, meter, curb stop, corporation stop or any other appurtenance, or the seal of any appurtenance;
   (f)   For nonpayment of water bills, or other charges assessed under the terms of Section 939.16;
   (g)   For failure to provide reasonable and safe entrance to premises for the purpose of reading, inspection, installation, maintenance or removal of meter, and inspection of piping;
   (h)   For making any additions or alterations in or about the private service line without notice thereof being previously given to and permission obtained from the Engineer;
   (i)   For failure to pay the water bill at any location for which a customer has a valid contract, or the water bill at any property for which a customer has guaranteed payment therefor;
   (j)   For failure of a water user to execute a proper contract for a supply of water;
   (k)   Water to vacant property may be turned off by the Division of Water Distribution and the meter removed as soon as such vacancy becomes known, unless otherwise arranged for beforehand, and the contract terminated if, in the opinion of the Engineer, damage may be caused to the building or its contents; or
   (l)   When a building or premises receiving temporary service has been completed to the extent that a meter could be reasonably protected and has not been installed.
      (1980 Code 51.07.1; Ord.  29-196.  Passed 12-28-20.)